Thursday, December 24, 2009

the TRUE stories of my love life...

boy #1
age: 6
gave me a kiss in front of my mom. don't know if mom saw it or not... he was the tiniest kid in the class, about up to my waist. i never really liked him though.

boy #2
age: 7? 8?
i was in love with this kid. his dad was the computer guy at school. his name was jason, my favorite guy name. too bad his teeth were very yellow.

boy #3
age: 8
oh michael. we played baseball together. he was adorable.

boy #4
age: 7-12
everyone who knows me probably knows who i'm talking about in this story. our families were great friends... he was my age... curly hair...
i made a deal with him one day that if i told him who i liked, he would have to give a reeses peanut butter cup. he agreed. i told him it was him who i liked. he ran away. i had to tell him mom in order to get my reeses peanut butter cup. luckily, we're still friends.

boy #5
age: 13ish
fell in love with this kid for about 3 or 4 years. that sounds so sad. we "IM'd" a few times and i thought we were in love. turns out he's stupid. i still see him around school and feel extremely awkward even though this happened in middle school hahaha

boy #6
(we'll stop the age thing now...)
fell in love freshmen year when he was in my study hall. he was in the perfect position i could watch him throughout the class (not that i did or anything...) i never ever talked to him though. he was a fantastic singer and played the guitar. then he graduated.

boy #7
this one is a sad story.
i think i will only tell it to people who personally email me because if i tell it here, mom will know who i'm talking about and that will make things VERY awkward.


so there you go.
the TRUE sad stories of my failed love life...

...can't wait till college!!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

idaho

so i've officially applied to three schools and have so far gotten into one!
yay for byu-idaho!!
who knows where i'll go?
the other two are byu (in provo) and utah state.
oh the joys of senior year...

Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Teacup

This is a story I had to start for my english class. We had to write the beginning of a Gothic Novel soooo yeah. this is mine.
please don't make fun of me...

THE TEACUP

The carriage pulled up to the Acton Burnell Castle and Diana Norridge caught her breath; she had never seen anything as majestic and beautiful in her entire life. It had been a lengthy ride from Tenbury Wells, but she now realized it was well worth the entire trip. Diana was accompanied by her dearest friend of 3 weeks, Amelia Parrington and her brother William, whom she met in the pump room back in Tenbury Wells. Diana and Amelia had spent many walks talking about fabrics, books, and men. But now Diana’s entire attention was spent on this magnificent building before her eyes.

“Are you prepared to journey into this stunning structure my dearest Diana?” Amelia’s voice questioned from the seat across from her own. Diana glanced up at her friend with an excited smile that matched Amelia’s and nodded eagerly. William chuckled at the two love-struck women for he could not see the wonder of the castle, and was greeted with a glare from his sister.

“All right, let’s get on with it, shall we?” he exclaimed as he jumped out of the carriage and helped the women out.

They walked around the castle, marveling at the stone and gardens that surrounded them. Continuing inside, Diana imagined what must happen within these walls when they were occupied.

“Go on ahead precious Amelia and William, for I wish to walk on my own a little while.” Diana pleaded with her friends. They obliged and continued on ahead. Diana carried on in walking through the castle and then headed to the gardens surrounding her. The clouds above showed signs of storm, but Diana was not worried -- she was sure they would get out in time before the rain commenced. She continued walking the gardens when she noticed a glimmer in the distance. Curiosity arose within her and she went to go search out the shining object.

What she found was a disappointment for it was simply a small glass teacup. However, the disappointment did not last long for she observed that the cup was sitting on what seemed to be a grave stone. Gently blowing away the dirt, she read aloud what was written: “My Dearest Susanne, May Peace Be with You” Diana was touched by the intimacy of this gravestone and she sat contemplating who Susanne could be when she began feeling raindrops.

“Oh dear!” She cried as she ran back to the castle, attempting to avoid the drops of rain but was unsuccessful. It wasn’t until she slipped in a small puddle and fell that she noticed she was still carrying the small tea cup.

“Oh I must return this darling cup to poor Susanne” thought Diana. And so she struggled her way back to the gravestone. By the time she arrived at the grave, night had arrived and the storm seemed to be getting stronger. The flashes of lighting lit her pathway back to the castle.

It was quite a while before Diana realized she had been going the wrong way but she was simply too exhausted to continue on, so she sat in the mud and wept. It was then that she saw a glimmer of light through the woods.

“Oh! I hope they are kind-hearted” exclaimed Diana as she began walking again. As she reached the small cottage however, she saw figures through the window and felt her heart seize within her. She was certain these beings would be either murderers or robbers but continued on anyways for the thrill of adventure clasped her in its grip. Knocking softly at the wooden door, Diana held her breath as she heard footsteps approaching.





OOOH SUSPENSE. well yeah, hopefully you enjoyed that.

should i continue and finish the novel??

Friday, November 20, 2009

VMEA

so last year's jazz choir was selected to sing at this really important conference. but it was this year. so this year's jazz choir got to sing there yesterday. and it was awesome.
it was the VMEA conference (Virginia Music Educators Association [or of america, i don't know]) so there were teachers and directors from all over virginia.
so this was my day yesterday:

4:45 - WAKE UP!
6:00 - be at the school
6:30 - start the drive
9ish - stop at a gas station for a quick bathroom break and leg-stretching
9:15 - continue the drive
11:00 - brunch at applebee's
12:00 - arrive at The Homestead
12:30 - change into "costumes"
1:15 - start warm-ups
(i don't remember what we did for a few hours here...)
3:45 - perform for 30 min.
5:00 - change back into "comfy clothes"
5:30 - drop the honors choir kids off :(
6:00 - head back home
8:something - stop at cracker barrel for dinner (YUMMY!!)
rest of the bus ride - watch the Fellowship of the Ring and sleep
12:15 - get back to school
1:00 - get home and sleep

WOW what a crazy and awesome day.
and we got a standing ovation which our teacher says never happens there. we were all so happy it was kinda crazy.

also, we had a mini performance of all these songs the night before that parents could come to and we have some of that taped so i'll maybe put some videos of that up.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

for anna

because anna has been a big help to me lately (with an english essay), i've decided to fulfill her REQUEST of me writing about my "love life". so here goes:




















THE END!

Monday, November 9, 2009

FAIL for me

i have failed NaBloPoMo.
but whatever, i'll still write.

the washington mormon choir sang at our stake center yesterday and they were really good!
and now for the big news.....

I'M GETTING GLASSES!
i couldn't see the board very well in school so now i'm getting glasses. they're super cute though but now my tradition of being the only lewis kid without glasses is over. (my pink harry potter ones do not count!)

that's all folks!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

stupid teachers

i do not understand why teachers have to be STUPID!!
do they not realize that every single teacher in school thinks they are the only important teacher in school, therefore giving out sooooooooo much homework from all of the classes!?!?!
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
this is a conversation that happened between my physics teacher and me today:

mr. teacher dude: "okay class, turn in your problem sets!"
me: "...... what problem sets?"
"they were online"
"you didn't tell us that"
"just because you didn't hear it doesn't mean i didn't say it"
"...."
"it's due by 4 today, you can turn it in"
"okay, can i print it off real quick?"
"not with my paper"
"... oh.... okay...."

so then i had to print it off in english and do the whole thing in math and gourmet foods. kill me!
but i turned it in with 10 minutes to spare but he gave me a "silly girl" look.

THEN in that same physics class, we got to change seats because it's the beginning of a new quarter. well i sit next to the only two juniors in the class and mr. teacher dude said they cannot sit next to each other anymore so they both had to move. and then nobody sat next to me.... i almost cried. and mr. teacher dude pointed me out "LONER!" and started laughing. *sob* i hate high school.
i can't wait to get out of high school and virginia.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

oh what a night...

so last night was crazy.
i was driving to go pick up the little squash from his friends house at 11. for those of you who know virginia, i was driving down belmont ridge road (scary scary scary!!) and i seemed to be the only car/van driving. so naturally, i turned my bright lights on. so i was driving driving driving, when SUDDENLY a deer jumps out into the road! i swerved into the other lane and was soooo lucky there were no other cars around. i pulled to the side of the road to calm down a little and then saw a bicycler pull up beside me. he got off his bike and knocked at the door. i rolled down the window a crack.
"are you alright miss?" is what he asked me. i just nodded my head a started rolling the window back up. then he motioned to his bike and i glanced back and noticed he had one of those little carrier things in the back. did he want me to get in? what the heck?? so i just sped away. i finally got to the little squashes friend's house and rang the doorbell. turns out, it was the wrong house. DANG IT! so i apologized for waking this old woman up and went to find the right house. luckily, the ride home was uneventful.

then i woke up. hahahahaha that was for you, chris :)


but really, this less-interesting story is true:

on thursday we had our first choir concert! it went really great actually. afterwards some choir kids were getting together at mcdonalds to celebrate so i was heading over with my co-president in the car. the parking lot at mcdonalds was PACKED but i saw one parking space up ahead. so i pulled into it, but was at the wrong angle so was going into reverse to try and fix it. so i was going in reverse and i hear this awful sound and realized i just scraped the car next to me. MEGA DANG IT! so i put the car in park and jump out to inspect the damage. it really wasn't too bad but i was freaking out. to make matters worse, there was a whole group of baseball players from my school who saw the whole thing. they started yelling at me to run away and that they wouldn't tell. but i was like "NO! i'm not gonna be bad and run away from this" (they thought i was insane. they probably weren't far off) so i decided to figure out whose car it was and go talk to them.
so i go into mcdonalds and start looking around. the place is soo packed it's hard to move. the car i hit had my high schools soccer sticker on the back so i knew it was someone from my school. then i see this kid who's also in choir and plays soccer so i go up to him and ask what kind of car he drives. it was his. i told him what happened and he said it was fine because he had a bump on the other side anyways. that when i started bawling. i was just so stressed and relieved that i was sobbing in the middle of mcdonalds. so i ran out of there as fast as i could. funny thing was, i was smiling and laughing while i was crying. that must have been weird to see...
so our jazz choir went to a different mcdonalds and sang to the people there and then sang through the aisles of giant. by the end of the night, i was feeling much better!

Monday, November 2, 2009

"meow"

so i'm going to copy everyone else in the family and do the NoBloPoNoLoTo month thing. This is gonna be difficult cause i usually don't write on my blog very much, and like Katie i like comments but i'm gonna have to deal with rejection and sadness in my life so why not start now? we have school off today and tomorrow for election day tomorrow! whoop whoop! it's my first election i can vote in and i don't know anything about the candidates. yet. haha
tomorrow i also have all-district choir auditions. our audition piece is "Shenandoah". super pretty. we had to sing it in class in front of everyone and it was super scary. i almost burped while i was singing! well that's it.
just so you know, the blogs this month might get a little boring if i'm posting everyday cause i don't have a baby or an interesting job or anything. that's your warning....

Sunday, November 1, 2009

I'M A SENIOR

so i got my senior pictures done the other day at hapers ferry and i'm going to post some of them.
visit amy's website at: amyberringerphotography.com (she's FANTASTIC!)

Friday, October 30, 2009

halloween

happy halloween (tomorrow)!!
our ward's trunk-or-treat is tonight! it's like "trick-or-treating" but we go around to car trunks that have been decorated! FUN FUN! all the youth get to help out with games too. laurels are in charge of the cake walk!
for my costume, i am going to be army barbie!!
.... well that's it.
ENJOY YOUR HALLOWEEN!!

p.s. HI BRYAN, KATIE, BOLIVIA, AND DADDY!! have a fun halloween party!! (oh, and you too lisa and chris and anna and soapy and snaggles and mom) heehee

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

slacker

geeze i am a mega slacker.
here's some more news that's happened lately:

1. i auditioned for senior honors choir and am an ALTERNATE!!
800 people audition from all over the state and only 150 get chosen. our school had 10 people audition and 6 were chosen with 2 alternates, which is really good!! my teacher is hoping someone gets the swine flu so i can go haha.

2. GLEE started!!
such a good show but i'm not allowed to watch it anymore.... darn darn darn. the singing is phenomenal though!!

3. first jazz choir performance!
we sang at the "hispanic heritage month night extravaganza" it was pretty good. we didn't get into it very much though... but we sounded pretty good.

4. I FOUND A NEW OBSESSION!!
nick pitera is a new mega-heartthrob of mine. you may think his voice is a little creepy and "off" at first but trust me, you get used to it.
HERE

5. i am almost an adult.
3 days!!!! then i'm gonna go buy some cigarettes and lotto tickets. hahaha i've already registered for the upcoming governor elections. *woot woot*

Saturday, September 12, 2009

haven't posted in a long time - here's some news

because i haven't been on here in a long time, here is some news that has happened:

1. niece Olivia Ann was born














2. school started. my last year in high school, thank goodness!















3. niece Sophia Jane said her first word! "NO"

















here are some cool things that happened over the summer:

4. visited 5 college campuses











































































5. saw kirsten and visited with her at her dorm at BYU

















6. went to the lake with my choir co-president, abby!
















7. went to bed at 6:00 AM after watching One Tree Hill (i am a tad obsessed with it)




























Wednesday, August 12, 2009

DISNEY WORLD - where all your wildest dreams come true

here are some pictures from our adventures in Disney World! we had the privilege of being "escorted" by lisa's awesome roommate shelley and we had a super time!

the princes and princesses!


yes i rode rollercoasters! and loved them!


poor me and david


THE CASTLE!


the phone booth


asian peace!


singing haha


hunting the tiger

YAY FOR DISNEY!
i have more pics too. maybe someday i'll put them up?

Sunday, August 2, 2009

my crazy crazy summer

here are some events that have happened in my summer (so far):

1. EFY


we were called "Night of Darkness" and we were pretty much the coolest group there. this was my 4th and last time going to EFY and the 1st time i had random roommates. doing random roommates was really awesome!!


2. GIRLS CAMP

my group was called "TMNT" - teenage mormon ninja turtles. hahaha. it was really awesome. also my last year of girls camp (not too sad about that). our tent got flooded this year and i got the most wet. but it was fun!!


3. HILL CUMORAH PAGEANT (aka best 2 weeks ever)

(not everyone made it to this picture)
this is my cast team. overall there were 20 people (6 girls, 14 guys = amazing). we were in the Y8 cast team meaning only 17 yr. olds.
i was cast as a lamanite campfire dancer meaning i was WICKED!! and i had to do this cute little tribal monkey-looking dance around a campfire. that was it. but at the beginning i also got to do this tribal dance wearing capes that looked like wings. it was really cool!

the sun was super super bright and it was hot and no one wanted to do this position but we did anyway

working on a pyramid.
you can't notice (maybe you can) but after this picture was taken the pyramid totally collapsed with me on top and it was very painful. but i was laughing too hard to notice.


4. DISNEY WORLD

lisa's awesome roommate (shelley) works at disney world and gets three people in for free SO me, my mom, and my brother drove down to orlando and went to disney world for three frickin' amazing days! the 1st day we went to the animal kingdom and went on a cool safari and i went on Expedition Everest - a huge rollercoaster - twice. yeah that's right. i went on it twice. i was pretty proud of myself. the 2nd day we went to mgm studios (where i tried out for american idol = scariest experience of my life. didn't get in. whatever) and then we went to the epcot center where we visited tons of different countries from around the world. on the 3rd and last day we went to magic kingdom (!!) and saw the castle and peter pan *sigh* and went on splash mountain and thunder mountain. fun times.
(PICTURES COMING SOON!)


so that's the point i am at now. here's what's yet to come:

5. BETHANY BEACH

for mom's birthday we always go to the beach so this year we are going to bethany beach for two days! yay!!


6. UTAH

for katie's baby!!!!!!!!! little LOL. and i am also going to go on some college campus visits to BYU, UofU, Utah State, Utah Valley, and maybe Weber. pretty exciting fun times! and because i have to be home by the 3rd, david and i are flying back alone!! without mom!! i'm really excited for that.


so that's been my crazy crazy but yet awesome summer!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

what time is it?

what time is it?
SUMMERTIME
it's our vacation!
what time is it?
party time!
that's right! say it loud!
what time is it?
time of our lives,
anticipation
what time is it?
SUMMERTIME!
SCHOOL'S OUT, SCREAM AND SHOUT!

(click here)

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

flight

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9iZwX-aV8k


i am in love with this.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

summer is upon us

summer is practically around the corner.
finals are this week.
then i go to efy.
then girls camp.
then palmyra.
super exciting times!
dad got me a shirt from a D.I. somewhere and i was gonna wear it today but when i put it on i almost threw up cause it smelled like a big sweaty burrito. just so you know.
i got a 97 on my math exam which is practically a miracle for me.
history was a bit harder.
it's really humid here right now and i smell kinda bad.
i just finished "second glance" by jodi picoult. the 5th book i've read by her in the past 3 weeks.
had breakfast in seminary this morning - pancakes and fruit. there was sausage too but sausage is food of the devil; a heart-attack in a circle
i made a little "how well do you know me?" quiz on facebook and the girl who i will be choir co-presidents with next year got a 12%. my neighbor across the street (who's mom's age) got a 75%. how is that??
i'll go study now

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Celtic Woman

as stated here, i love Celtic Woman. and for last christmas, dad got me some tickets to go see them in concert at Wolf Trap!!! So we saw them on monday and it was A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
i almost cried at every song their voices are gorgeous.
now we weren't "officially" allowed to take pictures but i took some cause c'mon, i HAD to! so the quality is really bad.... but that's okay.



(Chloe is the one in blue)

go to www.celticwoman.com

Sunday, June 7, 2009

some prom pics

here are some pictures. they are kinda embarrassing but awesome.





yes there are lights inside the van :)


streamers AND lights


THE END.
prom was awesome. i hope it's just as awesome next year.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

buy the mystery by the mystery!!

there is no real mystery, it's just a catchy title.

butttttttt, PROM was on saturday!!
i went in a group with 24 other people. talk about CrAzY!! there were some couples and some single peeps. i was one of the single ones... but it was SUPER fun!! two of my friends and i decided to decorate the van (because our group didn't get a limo or party-bus, thank goodness cause it was so expensive!!). so we bought some car window paint stuff and streamers. we painted things on the car like "prom-mobile" and "HONK if you need a date!" and other funny cheesy things like that. then david helped me hang lights inside using a converter-box thing. so that was awesome. and then we hung streamers all over and balloons. basically, we were the coolest looking car there. i don't have any picture yet, but i'll put some up momentarily.

Monday, May 18, 2009

time flies when you're having fun

"Crazy For You" is now over. sad day.
But it was AWESOME!!! here are some pics from the last day:


yes i know, it's a really GROSS DRESS!


TGI Fridays!!!


on a secret mission....


PEACE! eating food


I'm hoping that for the next play, they do Hairspray so that i can be Penny Pingleton!!

wouldn't i be an awesome Penny?!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

MORMON PROM!

i'll just put up some pics :)





Friday, May 8, 2009

opening night

Tonight was the night! And it went pretty awesome!! The crowd was great and very responsive and we only had a few mistakes.
So come see it May 9th, 15th, 16th at 7:30 and May 9th and 16th at 2:00!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

WE FINISHED!!!

we have finally finished the puzzle that we got at christmas!!

actually, i finished more of it but i got some help from mom and david.
we finished it over the weekend of general conference and now it is going to hang in the basement! i hope you are glad katie...

PUZZLES RULE!

Friday, April 24, 2009

stinkin dangit


THERE YOU GO!